I've been a companion to many brides who have agonized over the decision of long or short bridesmaid dresses for their wedding day. Today, I want to help you spell out the pros and cons of each style with some Lela Rose bridesmaid dress styles. Hopefully you’ll be a little closer to your decision than you were five minutes ago.
Long bridesmaid dresses: Pros and cons.
If you were to look through my bridesmaid dress closet, you would see 90% long chiffon dresses. Most of my friends have the same taste, I guess. Some of these dresses are better than others, but one benefit they hold in common is warmth. I know it sounds crazy to say chiffon is warm, but the fall weddings I wore my long bridesmaid dresses to were much warmer thanks to having a little leg coverage. Long bridesmaid dresses also add a touch of refinement and formality to your wedding day. They “dress up” the event. Shop all of our gowns to find the perfect one for you!>>
Lela Rose Bridesmaid Dresses from left to right - LX148, LX131, and LX133
One downside to a long dress is the price. They are usually $20-$40 more than a knee- or tea-length dress. If you choose a long Lela Rose bridesmaid dress, you will find the price almost identical to their similar short dress style.
Short bridesmaid dresses: Fun and sweet.
Choosing short dresses for your girls can add some fun and sassiness to your wedding day. Depending on the overall style of the dress you choose, a short bridesmaid dress can me more informal and fun. If you’re having a summer wedding, your bridesmaids will be incredibly thankful for your selection of a short dress. Can we say built in air-conditioning? A short Lela Rose bridesmaid dress is an excellent choice for summer nuptials. There are tons of fun styles, and great colors to choose from.
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I only have two short bridesmaid dresses in my collection. They are horribly unflattering on me because of where they hit my leg. I usually look like a munchkin dressed in pastel whenever I put them on. This is one of the drawbacks of choosing short dresses: you have to be careful about where the hemline hits your ladies. You want them to look gorgeous, don’t you? The ideal hemline for a short or tea-length dress is right above or below the knee.
Lela Rose bridesmaid dresses from left to right - LR147, LR125, and LR132
Whether you choose short or long dresses, make sure you check out a Lela Rose bridesmaid dress or two. You choose the color, the style, and the length. You’re sure to find the perfect dress to fit your big day!